US Election Diary: TV star and electoral virgin makes voting sexy
Friday 26 October 2012
Barack Obama called Mitt Romney a bulls****er and Joe Biden asked parents of a slain Marine when it was that their son acquired billiard balls for testicles.
And now we have a video from Lena Dunham, the star of Girls, hinting that voting is like losing your virginity. “My first time was amazing,” says Dunham, pictured. “Before I was a girl, now I am a woman. I went to the polling station, I pulled back the curtain. I voted for Obama.” Hey, if it gets young’uns to vote...
Comedian silences Trump
Hopefully, you didn’t catch the comedian Stephen Colbert’s riposte to Donald Trump’s stunt this week, in which he offered millions to charity if Mr Obama hands over his education and passport records. Briefly, it involves Colbert’s testicles and Trump’s mouth. More interesting would be to know what the satirist plans to do with the $800,000 in his own super-PAC. Some pre-voting jape is presumably afoot.
Just how much growth is enough?
When is 2 per cent a cup half full or half empty? That was the battle of words that broke out between the two camps yesterday after statisticians gave us that number for the latest GDP growth rate in the US. But while Mr Romney railed that it was far below what Mr Obama promised, the Obama team had the most reason to cheer. It was a higher number than forecast and at least feeds the narrative that the economic sails are filling.
- 1 School playground evacuated over 'unusually aggressive' grey squirrel
- 2 Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke beats opponent 33 years his junior in exhibition boxing match
- 3 Jennifer Lawrence scores first UK top 40 single with Hunger Games track 'The Hanging Tree'
- 4 Today was a bad day for renters, landlords, and democracy
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
At least 100 dead after Islamists launch attack on Nigerian mosque
Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke beats opponent 33 years his junior in exhibition boxing match
'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
Russell Brand: 'Katy Perry? I don’t know who that is'
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
David Cameron sets out immigration reforms: We should distrust Ukip and their 'snake-oil of simple solutions'
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
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